MACCLENNY, Fla. -- A multi-agency car chase started at the My Fuel gas station in Macclenny and ended in Jacksonville Friday morning.
The Baker County Sheriff's Office responded to reports of a reckless driver and met up with the suspect vehicle, a 2004 black Mitsubishi Endeavor, in the 100 block of West Macclenny Avenue (U.S. 90), according to a police report from the Baker County Sheriff's Office.
The SUV had a faulty break light and responding deputies conducted a traffic stop. The driver allegedly told police he forgot his wallet and said his name was "Mathew Hodges." Deputies asked the driver to exit the SUV, but instead he accelerated towards the deputies and fled. The deputies got back into their patrol car and gave chase with lights and sirens. The suspect blew through a few stop signs and made his way to Interstate 10 eastbound, according to the report.
The BCSO called for assistance from the Florida Highway Patrol and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office when the chase crossed the county line, according to Sgt. Dylan Bryan with FHP.
FHP performed a PIT maneuver on Hammond Boulevard in Jacksonville stopping the suspect's vehicle. The suspect got out of his vehicle and ran, but was caught by an FHP K-9 officer.
The suspect was treated on scene for minor injuries received form the K-9 and was transported to jail.
The suspect was later identified as 18-year-old Joseph Jacob Macquarrie. Macquarrie is facing charges of fleeing/eluding, non-moving traffic violation, aggravated assault and resisting officer in Baker County. Macquarrie is facing additional charges in Jacksonville of resisting officer, reckless driving, no driver's license, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, aggravated assault ion law enforcement officer, fleeing/attempting to elude law enforcement after crash and fleeing or attempting to allude law enforcement high speed. Macquarrie is currently being held in the Duval County Jail on a $9,032 bond.
Macquarrie is facing charges from FHP including aggravated assault on a LEO, fleeing and attempting to elude, possession of a controlled substance, DUI, resisting arrest and driving with a suspended license.